Yasmeen Hassan

Anchor/Producer 6:30 News

"I'm honored to be able tell people's stories and be a part of this community."

She grew up all over the East Coast, but went to school in Tucson at the University of Arizona (Bear Down!). After graduating, Yasmeen moved to Phoenix to work in television, producing and reporting for Good Morning Arizona. She is excited about meeting new people, facing new challenges, and taking in everything that the Tri-Cities area has to offer. Yasmeen says the best part of her job is connecting to the community everyday.   YasmeenH@kvewtv.com @YasmeenKAPPKVEW https://www.facebook.com/YasmeenNews


Leaders Meet Before Oregon Pot Vote

Marijuana Leaf

The leadership of Oregon's largest agencies has quietly convened high-level meetings to discuss how to deal with an upcoming marijuana legalization measure.
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Oso: 6 Months Later

Oso Landslide

Six months after a hillside gave way and buried 43 people in the town of Oso, the community is taking another step toward recovery with the return of normal traffic on Highway 530.
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State Ethics Board Investigates Volunteer

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The state Executive Ethics Board has found "reasonable cause" that a supporter of Republican U.S. House candidate Dan Newhouse committed two ethics violations this summer.
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Jobless Report Shows Growth in Oregon

Jobs Report

  Oregon's jobless rate has risen as workers join the labor force in greater numbers than employers create jobs. Oregon's jobless rate has risen as workers join the labor force in greater numbers than employers create jobs.  
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Body Found in Columbia River

The Okanogan County sheriff says four men were arrested for allegedly killing a man in a fight and dumping his body in the Columbia River near Pateros.
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Study Says Med School Feasible in Spokane

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Washington State University is well-positioned to develop an accredited medical school in the near future with a relatively modest investment from the state.
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Testing for Severe Respiratory Illness


Public health officials in King County are investigating whether patients being treated at Seattle Children's Hospital have a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children nationwide.
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Washington Supreme Court Holds State in Contempt

School Funding

The Washington Supreme Court is holding the Legislature in contempt for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education.
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Gov. Inslee Appoints Alex Ekstrom to Benton-Franklin Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that he is appointing Alex Ekstrom to Benton-Franklin Superior Court. Ekstrom will replace Judge Sal Mendoza, Jr. whom Inslee appointed last year. Mendoza vacated the seat after being appointed to U.S. District Court.
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Steve Ballmer & Wife Give $250K to Gun Initiative

Gun Control

Former Microsoft CEO and new Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and his wife, Connie, have donated another $250,000 to a campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales in Washington state. 
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Wildfire Weather Danger East of Cascades

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 The Weather Service is warning of wildfire conditions until 11 p.m. Monday east of the Cascades.
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Washington Prepaid Tuition Program Recovers

College Tuition

The state actuary says Washington's prepaid tuition program has completely recovered from the recession.
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IRS Identifies Five Easy Ways to Spot Suspicious Calls

Tax Scams

The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.
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Washington High Court Hearing About School Funding


A group pushing for increased funding for Washington public schools plans a rally Wednesday in Olympia before the state Supreme Court hears why lawmakers haven't done more.  
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Hermiston School District Partners With Lions Club International to Offer Free Vision Screening


The Hermiston School District is partnering with Lions Club International to provide a free, preliminary vision screening for all Kindergarten through grade 8 children in the district.
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Snag Canyon Fire Update

Snag Canyon fire

Effective this morning, the Kittitas County Emergency Operations Center has removed all county roadblocks and road closure signs for the Snag Canyon Fire north of Ellensburg.
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Problems at State Health Exchange Hit 1 out of 5

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Officials at the Washington health exchange admitted this week that billing problems have affected about one of every five people who bought health insurance through the exchange.
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Klamath County Sheriff's Deputy Shot

Police shooting

A Klamath County sheriff's deputy was shot in the face and side during a traffic stop Wednesday, and police are looking for the suspect. 
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Insurance Commissioner Clears 10 Insurers for 2015

Washington Healthplanfinder

People in Washington who buy their own health insurance through the state's health exchange will have more choices next year and will only see a small rate increase.  
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5 Hunters Face Deer Killing Charges

Oregon wildlife officials say five hunters are facing illegal deer killing charges after the head of a freshly killed male deer was found in a vehicle southwest of Pendleton.
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